The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2009: A rare classical performance by the French tenor Pierre Cornubert, recorded in July 1908. Cornubert did only record two cylinders for the Edison company in the studio in Paris. Of these two cylinders, this one is the only Opéra comique selection where Pierre Cornubert was a popular artist in his time. Edison Gold Moulded record #18070, from the collection of Stephan Puille. Topics: cylinder record, opéra comique, opera comique, comic opera, tenor, edison, classical Source: Stephan Puille
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2010: One of the most-liked Edison Grand Opera cylinder series from 1906 by the tenor Florencio Constantino. Topics: cylinder record, opera, classical, tenor, rigoletto Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2015:The US Marine Band was highly active making recordings on the 1890's. This version of the French national anthem La Marseillaise was recorded in 1897 for Columbia. This particular vintage appears to often suffer from low volume, possibly caused by a softer wax composition that was used for a short time. Nevertheless, the band comes still out at a very enjoyable level. Topics: cylinder record, France, marseillaise, us marine band, orchestra, phonograph, anthem
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2008: Louis Nucelly sings the II/8: Aria 'Lorsqu'à de folles amours', recorded 1912 in Paris and first released on Edison (wax) Amberol Cylinder #17158. Topics: cylinder record, french, opera, classical, verdi, tenor Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
A truly charming selection from a British Sterling Record #559, ca. 1904-08. Performed by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill. Topics: cylinder record, british, australian, baritone, music hall Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] intermediate archival release: Gabriel-Valentin Soulacroix was a prolific baritone at the French comic opera. This molded brown wax cylinder likely dates from 1902-03, made at a transition time while the Pathé company was switching to the black wax compositions. This recording features a highly compressed version of the famous piece of Il barbiere di Siviglia composed by Gioachino Rossini. It was owed to the limited recording time of a maximum of 2:15... Topics: cylinder record, french, brown wax, soulacroix, figaro, barbier de seville, rossini, siviglia,...
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for June 2015:The terrific French baritone Louis Dupouy performs the well known aria by Rubinstein. This 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder was first issued as a 4-minute wax Amberol, then, shorty afterwards, re-issued on celluloid Blue Amberol. Topics: cylinder record, opera, french, france, rubinstein, blue amberol
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2009: Through the few recordings that Thomas Alva Edison had made in his lifetime, only one recording made it into the record catalog. This recording, a speech given to the American people after World War 1 had just ended, is today the most well-known recording of Mr. Edison's voice among collectors. Although issued on a 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder, the speech does only last for 1:47 Minutes. A different take of his speech was also... Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, let us not forget, speech, spoken word, ww1, world war, great...
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2012: An early performance of John Philip Sousa's popular Liberty Bell March, on a brown wax cylinder from ca. 1895-96 made by the New England Phonograph Co. Baldwin's Band did record a great number of Sousa marches as well as other selections. Their records were also sold by the United States Phonograph Co. The announcement says: "March, The Liberty Bell, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston", although the announcement is... Topics: cylinder recrord, brown wax, band, early, sousa, march, new england Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2014: This Edison Blue Amberol is one of the later German series and was recorded August of 1917. Given that, we can be sure this cylinder never reached the market in Germany at all as the United States had entered World War in April of that same year. The original recording was made on an Edison Diamond Disc and acoustically dubbed to a cylinder master, which was done surprisingly well. At the very beginning one can hear a soft thunk... Topics: cylinder record, edison, german, band, instrumental, blue amberol, 1917 Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Edison Goldguss (Gold Moulded) #15164, Take 3 Recorded in October 1904 in Berlin, Germany. The Announcement says "Lied an den Abendstern, gesungen vom koeniglichen Hofopernsaenger Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." Translated: "Song to the evening star, sung by the royal chamber singer Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." A part of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser (often written 'Tannhauser' because of the wrong American spelling caused by ignoring umlauts). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cylinder record, german, tannhauser, tannhaeuser, richard wagner Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2013: The clarinet player William Tuson had a great recording career during the brown wax era, starting as early as 1890. This particular recording dates from 1897 and is, unfortunately unlike most of these early records, in pristine condition. It was recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company with their recently opened office in New York when they had moved from Washington, DC. Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, clarinet, clarionet, tuson Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2009: A very uncommon dulcimer solo, performed by William Moriarity, recorded in December of 1903. Topics: cylinder record, dulcimer, instrumental, march, edison
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2007: Lollypops - an instrumental Xylophone solo, played by Albert Benzler. Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #9846 Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, instrumental, band Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2010: A quite hard to find Edison Blue Amberol cylinder record of the Mexican series. The particular song, a Spanish Bolero, was composed by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri 1854 in Madrid. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Francisco Asenjo Barbieri (3 August 1823 – 17 or 19 February 1894) was a well-known composer of the popular Spanish opera form, zarzuela. His works include: El barberillo de Lavapiés, Jugar con fuego, Pan y toros,... Topics: cylinder record, Bolero, Mexican, Spanish, Spain, Duet, Operetta, Latin Source: From the collection of Charley Hummel
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2012: An unknown performer gives a ragtime concertina solo with piano accompaniment in the background. This celluloid 2-minute cylinder was made by the International Phonograph Company in England and was one of the first Edison compatible non-Lambert celluloid cylinders to hit the market. They were all black and would usually have a white plaster core and two brass metal rings inside on each end. Few of them would not have plaster of paris... Topics: cylinder record, concertina, ragtime, solo, british, english, england, indestructible, cylinder